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  • Expanding Knowledge Q & A

    Why is support of research important to the field of elder abuse? Would not scarce available resources be better spent on programs and services to address this problem?

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  • Long-Term Care

    Statistics show that more than 70% of individuals over age 65 living in the U.S. will need long-term services and supports at some point in their lives. An increasing number struggle with dementia, about 50% of nursing home residents, and a growing number of assisted living and community care recipients.

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  • Caregiving Issues

    There is general consensus that unpaid and paid caregivers are often the abusers of older, disabled adults whether in the home or in facilities. There are many reasons for this: inadequate screening, lack of training, few supportive services or adequate supervision to name just a few.

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  • Multidisciplinary Approaches​

    Yes, the complexity of the elder abuse epidemic requires specialized knowledge and adeptness. But to provide true person-centered care to elder abuse victims and their concerned others, we need to collectivize and coordinate our individual perspectives and skills. Together we can make the life of each victim significantly better.

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  • Diversity and Inclusion

    When I started to look at the research about elder abuse and race and gender, I was saddened to see that the rates of mistreatment are higher for racial minorities and women.

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  • Building Awareness About Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

    Research shows that we have strong feelings about our elders: Love, loyalty, impatience, admiration, guilt, anger, and fear. The problem is that our public awareness efforts have not tapped into these feelings.

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  • Confronting Ageism

    Every day we are faced with “Anti-Aging” rhetoric. It has become apparent that there is a culture of fear in our society concerning aging and a disconnect concerning what it means to age.

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  • Más servicios para sobrevivientes de la tercera edad

    En el caso de las personas que son sobrevivientes de explotación financiera, negligencia, abuso físico o sexual, con frecuencia éxito se “consigue” si la víctima esta retirada de una situación abusiva o hay un enjuiciamiento. Sin embargo, son incontables los sobrevivientes a quienes esto nunca les sucede y a quienes no se les da acceso a servicios que les ayuden a recuperarse del trauma, de la pérdida y de las consecuencias generales que traen consigo este tipo de acontecimientos que transforman la vida.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.